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NYC BlockChain Week Under Way with Twitter CEO, Fed President and Snoop Dogg

NYC BlockChain Week Under Way with Twitter CEO, Fed President and Snoop Dog

The inaugural Blockchain Week has come to NYC, courtesy of The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and CoinDesk. Designed to showcase New York as a rising hub for the blockchain sector, the Midtown gathering, including key event Consensus, could be a more flamboyant affair than it might sound to those unfamiliar with the world of blockchain and digital …


New York Pursues Initiatives to Become Blockchain Industry Hub

New York Pursues Initiatives to Become Blockchain Industry Hub

The New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) announced on Monday several initiatives that pursue ambitions of becoming a blockchain technology hub. In time for NY Blockchain Week With Blockchain Week now underway in New York, city leaders have announced details of their plans for the municipality. The most significant is the development of what is being called a Blockchain …


Fishy Tales on Blockchain from Sea to Table

Fishy Tales on Blockchain from Sea to Table

At New York’s Ethereal Summit on 11 and 12 May, hosted by Ethereum startup ConsenSys, attendees were treated to a documentary film showing the advantages of blockchain supply train tracking, reports Coindesk. The film, entitled ‘Bait to Plate’, produced by Viant, an Ethereum-based supply chain management startup, charted the journey of a huge Yellowfin tuna caught in the waters off …


HSBC and ING Announce Successful Utilization of R3’s Blockchain Platform

HSBC and ING Announce Successful Utilization of R3's Blockchain Platform

HSBC and ING bank have recently reported that they have utilized blockchain technology using R3’s Corda blockchain platform. The banking conglomerates used the tech to achieve a transaction that oversaw soybeans, shipped from Argentina to Malaysia via Singapore. Additionally, a letter of credit between the two banks was issued directly from the R3 Corda platform. HSBC and ING commented that …


Ties that Bind: Blockchain to Power Key Disruptive Technologies in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ties that Bind: Blockchain to Power Key Disruptive Technologies in Fourth Industrial Revolution

Industrial revolutions lead to visible changes in the world: mechanization, electricity, the assembly line, computers and automation have all been conducive to the advancements of modern civilization. Next up in the industrial pipeline are ‘cyber physical systems’ which refer to technological fields such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), nanotechnology, 3D Printing, biotechnology, material science, energy storage, …


Universities Need to Promote Crypto and Blockchain Education to Push Industry Forward

Universities Need to Promote Crypto and Blockchain Education to Push Industry Forward

The study of cryptocurrency and blockchain at educational institutions could impact positively on the space filling skill gaps in the industry, according to a report by Bitcoinist. The University of Nicosia, Cyprus, announced that it would offer the world’s first Masters programme in digital currency back in 2013. The postgraduate course was aimed at financial services professionals: “The MSc in …


Tackling Gender Inequality in the Crypto Space

Tackling Gender Inequality in the Crypto Space

Recent figures released from community-driven Bitcoin statistics and services site Coin Dance, show that as of May 2018, 94.73% of Bitcoin community engagement and active participation comes from men and 5.27% from women. This gender discrepancy is borne out in a Reddit user survey, conducted at the end of 2017, which showed that 96% of Ether users were men, with …


California Congressional Candidate Runs on Pro-Crypto Platform

California Congressional Candidate Runs on Pro-Crypto Platform

Brian Forde is currently running for California’s 45th District seat in the US House of Representatives, and his unique campaign promise is to bridge the gap between the US government and the cryptocurrency community. Speaking at the Ethereum Summit in Queens, NY on Saturday, he outlined his pro-crypto platform that includes a plan that would allow voters to share their opinions …


Facebook Reportedly Considers Own Crypto, but First Blockchain

Facebook Reportedly Considers Own Crypto, but First Blockchain

According to online media company Cheddar, an anonymous source has reported that social media juggernaut Facebook is considering creating its own cryptocurrency in order to simplify online payments. This consideration, apparently with little regard to its recent banning of cryptocurrency advertising, is surprising given that insiders have claimed that the company has no plans to hold an initial coin offering …


Future Focus with Walmart’s Latest Blockchain Patent

Future Focus with Walmart's Latest Blockchain Patent

US retail giant Walmart has filed a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to secure technology tools for receiving packages from autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs) in the future, reports a leading crypto news site. According to the patent, automated vehicles could one day deliver packages for Walmart using blockchain technology. The patent is concerned primarily with receipt …


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